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Robert DykesJan. 18, 2015 - 11:00PM JST
".... is that some people are genuinely afraid of earthquakes! One of my best friends refuses to come and visit me here for that reason."
Not so sure about that..... 1/5 of the entire USA population lives in California.... by choice.
Posted in: Why is Japan such an unpopular tourist destination?
Robert DykesJan. 15, 2015 - 10:49PM JST
"Sony cashes in, pretty obvious"
ummm. Yeah. I am pretty sure that is what businesses try to do. Make money.
Posted in: Sony announces DVD 'Freedom Edition' of 'The Interview'
Robert DykesNov. 16, 2014 - 01:02PM JST
dumb. lets see the world in only black and white. that always works out
Posted in: Okinawans vote for governor with Futenma base as focal point
Robert DykesNov. 05, 2014 - 11:04AM JST
Mine is set to 25. What is the point of a modern world and society if we live with midevil notions of being too cold or too hot. Ummm. How about not creating so much trash m. Per capita Japan is one of the most trash producing countries in the entire world. Per capita worse than the USA. People will set their heat to 20, be freezing. But drink 5 CANS of coffee. Creating more trash. Why not make a pot of coffee?
The cool biz and warm biz is to help the government and aging power infrastructures that no one wants to fix. It's not for you, for the people.
Do you realize that the goverment has basicly stopped all green energy incentives!? Why don't they fix that before making us suffer? Do you know why green energy incentives have stopped?
Posted in: Warm Biz campaign kicks off across Japan
Robert DykesNov. 04, 2014 - 10:24AM JST
It's not really a big deal. I am from New Orleans. Ever been to Mardi Gra??? The place gets absolutely trashed. Not once but after each and every parade! Over a weeks worth. At the end of every parade he cleaning crew is already there. After its all over the city does an even more thorough cleaning. Let the people have some carefree fun, but just be ready to clean up after them and not complain about it.
Posted in: Halloween revelers turn Shibuya into garbage dump
Robert DykesSep. 06, 2014 - 04:48PM JST
Agreed with above comment. My wife and I only have 1 bicycle, one kei, and one motorcycle. We can't afford a white plate. I used to have one and we just could not afford it anymore. It would sure would be nice to afford the more expensive car payments, insurance, car tax, and shaken. With the motorcycle i understand and except the increased danger, with the kei we simply can't afford to upgrade.
Posted in: Couple killed in Miyagi car crash
Robert DykesApr. 01, 2014 - 09:58AM JST
I get paid pennies. Its okay. I get 4 months off paid vacation every year. Needless to say I cut my own hair.
Posted in: Getting a haircut in Japan: A survival guide
Robert DykesFeb. 25, 2014 - 08:45AM JST
Seriously racist! Usually I don't let "racism"'in Japan bother me too much because most of the times it's just because of ignorance from living in a box your whole life. But this! This bugs me. I don't know you about you, but I saw a ton of those prank photos online. NONE were gaijin. But HERE all, save maybe the one in the middle are obviously gaijin.
Posted in: No pranks
Robert DykesJun. 27, 2013 - 05:06PM JST
This is really funny. but I actually agree with him. but you cant fight the nature of language.
Robert DykesJun. 21, 2013 - 10:25AM JST
"coffee in moderation". DRINK UP! it is a MYTH that coffee is bad for your stomach or your heart. Coffee has TONS of anti oxidants MORE than green tea. and caffeine is GREAT for you! The average person can have 600mg of caffeine a day and not worry at all. That is 6 CUPS of strong black coffee worth. It is the cream and sugar that bad for you.
Posted in: Are pre-cut vegetables doing our bodies more harm than good?
Robert DykesJun. 12, 2013 - 08:54AM JST
well.... salt and vinegar may be best with "chips"
but with french fries is always best with ktechup
and if you are eating frites ( pommes de terre frites) then they are often best with mayonnaise
and if you are eating papas fritas then a spicy tomato sauce is best.
OF COURSE they are all the same thing and is dependent on where you are from.
BTW, the BEST french I have ever had are from local kaiten sushi place.
Posted in: French fries with sushi? An experiment in multicultural dining
Robert DykesJun. 12, 2013 - 08:48AM JST
JUST an FYI: What a politicain does for the good of their country, self gain, or for their party often has NOTHING to do with their personal views.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was AGAINST legalizing gay marriage in Calofirina even though he was for gay marriage. He married two gay coleouges in his office while he was governor.
Posted in: Abe's wife says she is anti-nuclear
Robert DykesJun. 11, 2013 - 10:21PM JST
"This is Sony's last shot - if the screw it up, they're gone. " this isnrt really true at all.
At the very moment Sony is looking at the possibility of dividing up the company. Entertainment (including PlayStation) separate from Electronics devison. Sony PlayStation, Sony music, and Sony movies are making cash. Electronics is not.
So if they separate the company... then this "last shot" you are talking about is non existent. Sony is worth BILLIONS. their company has only been loosing millions for the past ten years, a small percentage and they posted a profit this year... not to mention they sold BILLIONS in relastate holdings, basically giving them LOTS of room to meanrevue. Sony is no danger whatsoever. They have already won the next console war (and this coming from a xbox 360 fan) and even if they dont, Sony will be just fine.
Posted in: Sony pulls back curtain on new PS4 console
Robert DykesJun. 08, 2013 - 12:02PM JST
Don't worry about drunk driving! I mean.... Japan has MORE per capita drunk driving deaths than the USA. strange because they have ZERO alcohol driving limit, overall MUCH lower speed limits. What does that tell you. MORE drunk drivers on the road. no seatbelts. etc etc etc.
BUT if you are epileptic, about .0000001% of the population. YOU BETTER WATCH OUT. the j-gov is out to get ya!
Robert DykesJun. 07, 2013 - 07:52AM JST
Posted in: Big Bang to be first foreign group to make 6-dome tour of Japan
Robert DykesJun. 04, 2013 - 09:26AM JST
NO its not okay.
Posted in: Is it safe for minors to drink non-alcohol beer?
Robert DykesJun. 04, 2013 - 09:25AM JST
"No Country for Poor People." nice. I think I am the only one who got this joke
Posted in: Disaster relief funds used to count turtles, promote cheese, wine events
Robert DykesJun. 01, 2013 - 08:52AM JST
great. the ps4 is going to 100,000 yen when it comes this xmas.
"Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc".... Japan is one of thier biggest markets. 4,000,000 yen for a bike. What a JOKE!
No really. The average cost of a used Harley in Japan is around 1,000,0000 to 2,000,000 yen!
Japanese men want that AMERICAN bike feel. Too bad they are made in Mexico and China.
BTW I paid 200,000 for my bike and it has been to 46 prefectures so far. 200 times that price for a bike that isn't even very good, or even BETTER is just plain stupid.
Posted in: Apple joins other foreign brands in raising prices in Japan
Robert DykesJun. 01, 2013 - 08:46AM JST
only $100 Trillion behind other industrialized nations donations to charity. BUT its a START! Great job!
Posted in: Japan pledges $14 bil in aid to Africa over 5 years
Robert DykesMay. 31, 2013 - 07:59AM JST
Interpretate this comment however you like: but I think this drawing is indicative of most Japanese modern art forms, ie pop media.
Posted in: McDonald’s ‘artistic’ contest winner sparks debate online
Jan. 27, 2015 - 07:28AM JST
There's not one bit of credible evidence of there being 10,000 Russian troops along with equipment…
Posted in: Obama ramps up pressure on Russia after deadly Ukraine blitz
Jan. 27, 2015 - 07:20AM JST
In so many ways the consumption habits of China's nouveau riche are identical to those of…
Posted in: Japanese rice: the new, safe luxury food in China
Jan. 27, 2015 - 07:19AM JST
Japan is unlikely to seek the release of a suicide bomber nor pay millions of dollars.…
Posted in: Japan seeks Jordan's help in gaining hostage's release
Jan. 27, 2015 - 07:17AM JST
IS has given Abe an easy out and handed over the Japanese's fate to Jordan. How…
Jan. 27, 2015 - 07:07AM JST
White After Labor Day?. What a pair of rubes. Hey, Johnny, Shaq wants his hat back.
Posted in: Depp arrives in Japan